Aquatics - Swim Lessons

Fall 2014 Swim Lessons

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Swimming Lessons General Information

The City of Tempe Community Services Department provides a progressive program for students who wish to learn or improve their swimming skills. This program is certified by the Starfish Aquatics Institute. If you have concerns regarding your child's progress or ability level, please discuss them with the instructor or pool manager.

Fees for each class must be paid at the time of registration.

A student may register for a maximum of one (1) Learn-to-Swim class at a time using any of the registration procedures below. A student may also register for special classes in addition to a swimming class.

Students may register for additional Learn-to-Swim classes midway through the lesson. At the end of the session, each student will be provided a skill progress sheet for the class in which he/she is currently participating and information on the next appropriate class.

Current students will only be permitted to register for the next level of class by providing their skill progress sheet with their registration form.

All pre-registration activities are subject to cancellation prior to start date if the minimum registration is not met.

Parent-Assisted Lessons; 30-Minute Classes

Star Babies (8-36 Mos)
Designed to be an infant's first introduction to water adjustment with an emphasis on parent participation/education as well as safety skills and fun. Parent participation required. One child per adult. 
41307 8-36 mos M/W 9/3-9/29 5:00pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41304 8-36 mos M/W 9/3-9/29 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41302 8-36 mos T/Th 9/2-9/25 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Star-Tot (2-4 Yrs)
For preschool children who are not ready for an independent swim program, or the child who has mastered the Parent/Tot class, and is ready for more swim readiness skills.
Parent participation required. One child per adult.  
41308 2-4 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 5:00pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41309 2-4 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41310 2-4 yrs T/Th 9/2-9/25 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 

Preschool-Age Lessons; 30-Minute Classes
(Suggested Ages: 3-5 yrs)

Swim School

Shrimps 
For children ready to participate in an aquatics class on their own. Emphasis is on basic water adjustment, breath-control and floating. Blowing bubbles, fully submerge unassisted; front and back float with support. Assisted rolling over from front to back and back to front. Assisted streamline on front and back. Participants will need to bring a set of clothes to swim in on the fourth class meeting.
41255 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 5:00pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41269 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41268 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41270 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41267 3-6 yrs T/Th 9/2-9/25 5:00pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41271 3-6 yrs  T/Th 9/2-9/25 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41272 3-6 yrs T/Th 9/2-9/25 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Tadpoles
Prerequisite Skills: Jump in, roll on back for five (5) seconds. 
Focus: Forward movement and direction change. Participants will focus on assisted streamline on front and back with and without kicks. They will learn how to jump in, recover for air, swim forward for 10 feet, change direction on their own and swim back to the wall. 
41259 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29  5:00pm 8 lessons: $50  KRC 
41260 3-6 yrs  M/W  9/3-9/29  5:35pm  8 lessons: $50   KRC 
41261  3-6 yrs   M/W  9/3-9/29  6:10pm  8 lessons: $50  KRC
41262 3-6 yrs T/TH 9/2-9/25  5:00pm  8 lessons: $50  KRC
41263 3-6 yrs T/TH 9/2-9/25
 5:35pm  8 lessons: $50  KRC
 
Guppies
Prerequisite Skills: Jump-in and swim 10 feet, return; back glide 10 feet. 
Focus: Rotary movement. Participants will work on body positioning for freestyle, unassisted front and back streamline, and treading water.
41256 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41370 3-6 yrs  M/W 9/3-9/29  6:10pm 8 lessons: $50  KRC 
41257 3-6 yrs T/TH 9/2-9/25 5:35pm  8 lessons: $50 KRC
41258 3-6 yrs T/TH 9/2-9/25  6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Minnows
Prerequisite Skills:
Tread water 15 seconds, jump in and recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet. 
Focus: Integrated movement and freestyle. Participants will start to develop freestyle with correct body positioning and breathing, start the progression of backstroke.
41264 3-6 yrs M/W 9/3-9/29 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41265  3-6 yrs  T/TH 9/2-9/25 5:35pm  8 lessons: $50  KRC
41266 3-6 yrs T/TH 9/2-9/25 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 

School Age Lessons; 30-Minute Classes
(Suggested Ages: 6 yrs+)

Starfish Swim School 

Sea Otter
For the child ready to participate in an aquatic class on their own. Emphasis on basic water adjustment, breath control and floating. Blow bubbles, fully submerge unassisted; front and back float with support. Assisted rolling over from front to back and back to front. Assisted streamline on front and back. Participants will need to bring a set of clothes to swim in on the fourth class meeting.
41357 6 yrs+  M/W 9/3-9/29  5:00pm 8 lessons: $50  KRC
41371 6 yrs+  M/W 9/3-9/29  6:45pm 8 lessons: $50  KRC
41372 6 yrs+  T/TH 9/2-9/25  5:00pm 8 lessons: $50  KRC
41358 6 yrs+  T/TH 9/2-9/25  6:10pm 8 lessons: $50  KRC
 
Sea Horse
Prerequisite Skills: Jump in, roll on back for 5 seconds.  
Focus: Forward movement and direction change. Participants will focus on assisted streamline on front and back with and without kicks. They will learn how to jump in, recover for air, swim forward for 10 feet, change direction on their own and swim back to the wall.
41315 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29  6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41359 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25  5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41360 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25  6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Sea Turtle
Prerequisite Skills: Jump in and swim 10 feet and return; back glide 10 feet.  
Focus: Rotary movement. Participants will work on body positioning  for freestyle, unassisted front and back streamline, and treading water.
41316 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 5:00pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41317 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41318 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41319 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Sea Lion
Prerequisite Skills:
Tread water 15 seconds, jump in and recover to side glide position and kick 10 feet. 
Focus: Integrated movement and freestyle. Participants will start to develop freestyle with correct body positioning and breathing, start the progression of backstroke. 
41320 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 5:35pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41321
6 yrs+
T/TH
9/2-9/25
5:00pm
8 lessons: $50
KRC
 

Starfish Stroke School  

Dolphin
Prerequisite Skills: Jump-in, swim 30 feet freestyle with rhythmic breathing.
Focus: Freestyle and backstroke with an introduction to butterfly. Participants will work on stroke mechanics of freestyle and backstroke, introduction to butterfly body motion.
41322 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41323 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Manta Ray
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 30 feet of freestyle and 30 feet of backstroke.
Focus: Participants will focus on the stroke mechanics of butterfly.  
41361 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC 
41362 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 5:00pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC 
41363 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Shark
Prerequisite Skills: Swim butterfly for 10 yards.
Focus: Participants will focus on the stroke mechanics of breaststroke.   
41364 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41365 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 
Orca
Prerequisite Skills: Swim 30 feet of breaststroke.
Focus: Participants will build endurance. By the end of the class, participants should be swimming a minimum 50 yards of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke; 25 yards of butterfly and be able to do flip turns and open turns.
41366 6 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 6:10pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
41367 6 yrs+ T/TH 9/2-9/25 6:45pm 8 lessons: $50 KRC
 

Adult Lessons; 30-minute classes

Adult Beginner
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+.
Class is designed for adults who wish to learn how to swim and will be geared to meet the needs of individuals. Emphasis is on adapting to the water and introduction to freestyle, back float and safety skills. 
41311 15 yrs+
M/W
9/3-9/29
7:20pm
8 lessons: $50
KRC
 
Adult Intermediate 
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+.
Class is designed for adults who have mastered the beginner skills and can swim 25 yards using freestyle. Introduction to backstroke and breaststroke.  
41313 15 yrs+ M/W 9/3-9/29 7:20pm
8 lessons: $50 KRC

Adult Stroke Improvement 
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+.
Class is designed to improve upon and refine current skills rather than teach strokes. 
41314 15 yrs+
M/W
9/3-9/29
7:20pm
8 lessons: $50
KRC
             
 
NEW!
Adult Swim Lessons Sponsored by SRP
Prerequisite: 15 yrs+ and Tempe resident. Proof of residency required.
Classes are designed for the beginner and intermediate swimming levels. This class is 8 lessons and space is limited.
41312
15 yrs+
T/TH
9/2-9/25 7:20pm 8 lessons: $10 KRC
 

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